The introduction of a “regulatory sandbox” to enable businesses that provide virtual currency exchange services to experiment and test new products and applications in Jersey under light-touch regulation have been welcomed by Ogier's intellectual property, tech and digital team.
Walkers is one of the most recognised international law firms and works with some of the hedge fund industry's largest asset managers. In total, the Group has 580 personnel, of which 250 alone are based in the Cayman Islands. "Overall, we've hired 100 people globally this year to bolster our five core practices: investment funds, finance & corporate, insolvency & dispute resolution, wealth structuring, and tax and regulatory advice," says Ingrid Pierce (pictured), Global Managing Partner at Walkers.
The UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has designated the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) as a recognised stock exchange under the Income Tax Act 2007 (ITA).
Substance in the fund management sector, particularly in the context of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative, is of increasing importance, according to a Guernsey Finance white paper.
Four words spring to mind when discussing the evolution of The Bahamas as a leading international financial jurisdiction: regulation, location, expertise and innovation.
Extending the AIF marketing passport to non-EU countries crucial for investor choice, says Invest Europe
This week’s recommendation on extending the alternative investment marketing ‘passport’ to fund managers in up to 12 non-EU countries is an important step towards improving choice for investors, says Invest Europe.
Some of the recent reporting on the “Panama Papers” perpetuates the myth that all offshore financial centres are the same, The fact is though, says Ross Webber (pictured), CEO of Bermuda Business Development Agency, Bermuda is different…
JTC Malta has been awarded a licence by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) that will significantly enhance its institutional and private client services offering from the jurisdiction.
For many start-up fund managers, the prospect of setting up a hedge fund in today's regulatory climate can feel like swimming upstream. That is why the turnkey solution offered by fund administrators, which allows managers to work with one service provider to get all aspects of their fund up and running, is still so appealing.
Despite being a relatively new entrant to the BVI, global law firm Mourant Ozannes is fielding its fair share of enquiries in relation to fund formation. The firm established its BVI office with Corporate, Finance and Litigation practices in 2012, followed 18 months later by its investment funds practice.